Property owners can make a claim if they saw an increase or decrease in value compared to last year.
Ruth Sorensen, Nebraska Department of Revenue (NDOR) property tax administrator, says time is running out to make a protest.
“Complete the form and make sure you have a reasonable identification of the property, so it can be reasonably identified, and the reasons for the protest,” Sorensen tells Nebraska Radio Network. “They also want to indicate what value they are seeking.”
Sorensen says the county board of equalization will consider the claims with evidence.
“You look at your neighborhood and see, are those other similar homes being valued the same as mine,” Sorensen says. “If yours is higher than your neighbors, then you would go into the county equalization board, saying – we are not equal with our neighbors and we have the same type of homes.”
If you are not happy with the county board of equalization decision, Sorensen says you can appeal to the Tax Equalization and Review Commission.
The Valuation Protest filing deadline with your county clerk is the end of business Thursday.
The NDOR guidelines for filing are HERE.